Exclusive: Iran helps Syria ship oil to China: sources

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tmc wrote:

Within the next decade or so, all oil will be sold direct from source to buyer. We can’t control the markets any longer. This is what everyone meant by resource wars happening. We are slowly fulfilling our prophecies again.

Mar 30, 2012 6:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SvenBolin wrote:

Payed for in petrodollars? Think not! At last the world is kicking back.

Mar 30, 2012 6:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nephilim wrote:

Great news! :)

Well done to all – Syria, Iran and China

Mar 30, 2012 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boreal wrote:

Is it not a bit too high of a price to ask the rest of the world’s economies to go on an oil diet, to make sacrifices just to please Israel’s Bantustan policies, to let its unbounded illegal settlement expansion gobble up Palestine, leave its never discussed nuclear stockpile undisturbed, uninspected, unaccounted?

Mar 30, 2012 7:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChAliGhafoor wrote:

i agree with you BOREAL.these all games are only to please israel.As today israelis attacked palestine territory so there will be no comment from bankimon or other peace keeping international org because they don’t consider palestinians as homo sapiens.

Mar 30, 2012 8:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChAliGhafoor wrote:

i agree with you BOREAL

Mar 30, 2012 8:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

Thank you BCerentano! I hate it when people hop on to the “israel sucks” band wagon. We are Close Allies, not puppet and master. The US has it’s own intrest with Iran and thats why we are dedicating time, money and effort into sancation on Iran (although it doesnt seem to be all that effective).

However Boreal, I do agree with your comment here “too high of a price to ask the rest of the world’s economies to go on an oil diet”. Wonder if theres a more effective alternative

Mar 30, 2012 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

I read somewhere these old ships have accidents.

Mar 30, 2012 9:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse

In the end, dictators stick together.
Obama hopes to join the club soon.

Mar 30, 2012 9:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

Syria is only isolated in the minds of people who read the western media. This might be ok for distant Americans, but those of us who live in Europe should consult an atlas and ask for what and for who are we painting ourselves into a corner for?

Mar 30, 2012 9:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

Syria is only isolated in the minds of people who read the western media. This might be ok for distant Americans, but those of us who live in Europe should consult an atlas and ask for what and for who are we painting ourselves into a corner for?

Mar 30, 2012 9:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

Syria is only isolated in the minds of people who read the western media. This might be ok for distant Americans, but those of us who live in Europe should consult an atlas and ask for what and for who are we painting ourselves into a corner for?

Mar 30, 2012 9:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
J4ck wrote:

Obama is seen as weak, stupid, or impotent — or all of the above

Mar 30, 2012 9:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
boomboppa wrote:

What do you think the odds are that ship sinks?

Mar 30, 2012 10:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Snaproll wrote:

It just proves that some countries are not intimidated by the U.S.

Mar 30, 2012 10:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
binthere222 wrote:

Congratulations jimmy carter !!

You drank the kool aid of “social justice” and knuckeled under to the international left. So because the Shah of Iran had some ayatollahs and mujahadin in political prisoners in jail you threw Iran to the dogs. Today we live with the result; Iran back in the middle ages culturally and deeply in bed with communism and tyranical dictators who hate america, as they oppress their own people far more than the Shah ever did.

I guess jimmy hates america too and has finally gotten his wish.

Mar 30, 2012 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OregonSnowman wrote:

What I’d like to know is why are we allowing US oil companies to “export” fuel to China? This allows oil companies to raise the price of fuel here in the US to any level they wish…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAgsTU-_4wk

Mar 30, 2012 10:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mjp1958 wrote:

Why hasn’t Syrian dictator and President Bashar al-Assad been picked up by the World Court and taken to the Hague for committing international war crimes against his own people? He is a puppet of Iran, China and Russia – hostile countries to world freedom.

Mar 30, 2012 10:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
skowhegan wrote:

The last time the US won a war was WW2
All the wars and military conflicts since than have been with third world countries with third world armies.

Our nation is now made up of drug loving,party loving people that can not wait to legalize another mind drug, POT.

Lets face it. China could sink a US aircraft carrier today, and there is nothing we could do about it.

We will lose the next war.

Mar 30, 2012 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
carterbenb wrote:

Blow em out of the water!

Mar 30, 2012 10:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jdubbenstien wrote:

Bretton Woods 1948 and Dollar as reserve currency is OVER!!

If you don’t know what the above means, PLEASE STOP VOTING!!

Your ignorance is hurting America.

The monopoly the US dollar had is over and if you don’t understand this you won’t understand anything that is causing this greatest depression on earth!!

Stop texting, facebooking, NFLing, NBAing, and being a debt-enslaved robot…..WAKE UP AND GET EDUCATED OR STOP VOTING!!

Mar 30, 2012 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DJJS wrote:

So? Starting with Bill Clinton, America has been building up Red China’s military for years.

Mar 30, 2012 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bib_Bear wrote:

carterbenb: Yeah, why don’t you set sail in your war sloop with cannons a-blazing?

Not much Zionist influence in China.

Mar 30, 2012 11:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yakov72 wrote:

How about bring this tanker down near the China? So people stop cheating sunctions.

Mar 30, 2012 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Garyallan wrote:

No problem, we have tons of green energy, and its all real cheap, we are just too stupid to know it, that whay we have Obama, to set us right.

Mar 30, 2012 11:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Oh, yeah, blowing them out of the water is a GOOD IDEA?

NOT!

Mar 30, 2012 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@BCerentano: there are no sanctions against Syria selling its oil. None.

The ‘West’ has decided that Syria no longer has the right to trade, in the same it has decided Iran does not have the right to trade. There are no UN sanctions against Syria’s or Iran’s oil sectors, or banking sectors at all. Under international law these countries are free to do as they wish, but legality has never been a priority for the ‘West’.

You’re free to believe otherwise but you can’t change the facts to suit your ideology.

@carterbenb: go ahead big man, attack an oil tanker in the Gulf or Mediterranean, for absolutely no reason. Show the world what a complete and utter idiot you are, and whilst you’re at it, start WW3. The American military complex thanks you for their support!

Mar 30, 2012 11:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
shucks wrote:

Tell me why traitor US companies continue to do business with American hating Governments? Greed, and Money are more important than love of country to these godless companies. I hope China nationalizes them, it would serve you greedy pukes right.

Mar 30, 2012 11:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SonarTech wrote:

Time to boot China out of the UN. They are hardly “United” with the rest of the members of the UN. Better yet, boot the entire dysfunctional UN.

Mar 30, 2012 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Logical123 wrote:

So what? Who gave the right to the US and EU to control commerce between independent states?

Mar 30, 2012 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rob702 wrote:

Maybe it’s time for this ship to collide with a whale or since it’s breaking rules be taken hostage by pirates…

Mar 30, 2012 12:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatsso4me wrote:

A sanction is a sanction. Blow the propellers off.

Mar 30, 2012 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatsso4me wrote:

A sanction is a sanction. Blow the propellers off.

Mar 30, 2012 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JAYO wrote:

What your seeing is the eventual demise of the US. They have continued on an utterly impractical and illogical foreign policy plan (economic, political and militarily) since Carter (at least) only exacerbating the stupidity as the years pass.
When the US and Israel decided to attack Iran through embargoes and sanctions (and locking them out of the electronic trading system between countries) the US sealed its own fate. Iran and India quickly decided to trade oil for gold…and now others are following suit and even cementing agreements to trade in their local currencies as well (BRIC recently and Russia/China a couple years ago). This will be the end of dollar dominance eventually…next week, next month, next year, ten years from now, who knows. But this has to be the dumbest move the US has ever done in the modern era (maybe all time). Without the dollar as the reserve and primary barter mechanism for the globe, the US is finished because it can’t sustain its debt or give a reason for other countries to by treasury bonds/dollars.

Stack the gold folks. It is and has always been a “money” no matter what the FED Reserve or the politicians try an tell you. If it wasn’t, why would other countries be using it AS MONEY in these oil deals and be so concerned with where their “reserves” are being held all of a sudden (Germany, Venezuela, etc. have all made this a recent issue).

Mar 30, 2012 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JAYO wrote:

whatsso4me–you don’t think China might get a but irritated by that? You realize they could crash our currency in minutes, right?

“When all you have is a hammer…everything looks like a nail.”

Mar 30, 2012 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
stockbroker47 wrote:

Reuters is so obsessed with Iran. Why is this a big deal? You are trying so hard to make Iran look evil that you do not make sense anymore.

Mar 30, 2012 1:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
stockbroker47 wrote:

where is my comment?

Mar 30, 2012 1:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpeaktheTruth wrote:

Why shouldn’t they?

Iran and Syria have been tried, convicted, and are under daily terrorists assaults.

While so called “Anti-Government” protestors are being armed, financed, and trained by outside Countries, no one will bother to talk about the fact that they are Al Qaeda terrorists and Islamist terrorists.

Why is the World in such a rush to install the Muslim Brotherhood all over the world?

Why is no one asking some simple questions like:

Is Egypt better off?

Is Libya better off?

Who is blowing up all this stuff in Syria and Iran?

Why is there manuals that have been planning the overthrow of these Countries in the united States that are identical to what is happening (Which path to Persia).

How about straightening out our own problems instead of spending billions attacking other Countries?

How’s that Afghanistan working out?

Mar 30, 2012 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
docman wrote:

Maybe the Somalian pirates will get them….when they are adrift.

Mar 30, 2012 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@yakov72: what sanctions are you on about? There are NO sanctions.

The West can not dictate to the world what they can and cannot do. The crazy part is they actually believe they can…

Mar 30, 2012 2:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

errr… Google Sancations on syria. So i guess the whole internet is wrong???

Mar 30, 2012 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
acts2380 wrote:

China and Russia still want to see israel/usa go down. time to boycott walmart.

Mar 30, 2012 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

errrr Metalhead, the US can not tell China they can no longer buy Syrian oil.

They can not dictate what other countries can, and can not do. Period. The whole internet IS wrong if it claims that Syria can not sell oil to China, and Iran can’t help them to do it.

There are no UN sanctions on Syria’s or Iran’s oil, banking or andy other form of non-military commerce sectors.

Mar 30, 2012 2:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LittlejohnI wrote:

Were the Female Ninjas that Reuters reported about useful in facilitatibg the deal?

Mar 30, 2012 3:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

Blow it up in Hong Kong Bay and let them deal with the slick.

Mar 30, 2012 6:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

The US and Europe owe China GAZILLIONS. How are they going to pay back? That’s the question. Is it by seizing all oil wells and selling oil to China? Is this what’s meant by resource wars?

Yes Israel is part of western schemes in the region whether you like it or not. It has been created for these types of occasions. It’s an entity(not a country) born out of theft and deception.

Mar 30, 2012 8:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Cerantano: BOHO cry me a river, you call people idiots that don’t see your point of view, just move on and make an inteligent response other wise just lump it.
We all know that USA does not “own” the entire world there are other people of different faiths that live here as well. Wish Christians all around the world unite and speak out, that voice has been muzzled too long. Too long!

Mar 30, 2012 10:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Veabis wrote:

So what did the hostage-taker in high-heels get in return? Lifetime free Peking Duck takeout?

Mar 30, 2012 10:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiger_38 wrote:

There is something missing here. Wasn’t there an oil tanker recently in transit from Venezuela to Syria? It was reported that the oil was needed because of shortages in Syria. And now Syria is exporting to China?

Mar 31, 2012 2:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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